Why remove wisdom teeth?
The dental community agrees that extraction of wisdom teeth that are symptomatic, or represent an oral health risk (pain, infection, damage to other teeth etc.), should be recommended. They are extracted in 75% of the population of the 36 most developed nations.
Wisdom teeth emerge later than other teeth: eruption usually occurs between the age of 16 and 25. The wisdom tooth is the third molar, the one at the back of the dental arch.